Dirtcult Records–News


I’ve been toying with this idea for some time now, and I’ve finally decided to give it a go, in hope that some of you wonderful people will be into it. So here’s the deal:

For just $100 (basically you’re paying wholesale prices on all releases) you will receive of the next ten full lengths on 12″ vinyl (or two 7″s – which equal one full length). So it could be five full lengths and ten 7″s or eight full lengths and four 7″s, and so on. Make sense?

Oh and if there is a limited color version of the record (which there is 9 times out of 10), you’re receive that version!

To make this cost effective, records will be shipping once every 3 months (so basically we’ll send you any new releases every March, June, September, and December).

Also, anyone who subscribes can hit me up at dirtcultrecords@gmail.com to fill any gaps (that we still have in print) in our back catalog.

Oh and with every shipment, we’ll throw in some cool free stuff like distro records, posters, CDs, etc.

We’ve been releasing records since 2006. In 2013 we released 14 records and in 2014 we’re poised to hit 13. We’re not going anywhere anytime soon, and with your subscription you’ll be helping with the sustainability of the label.

Check it out here

PLEASE NOTE: This link if for US customers only. Any international people who are interested you can PayPal the following amount to dirtcultrecords@gmail.com


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Crow Bait – Separate Stations premiere

We are excited to announce we’ll be releasing a new Crow Bait 7″ by the end of the year. Though no formal release date has been set (we’re guessing sometime mid-December maybe), Noisey has premiered the title track here

Here’s some info about the record:

Hot of the heels of their debut LP entitled “Sliding Through the Halls of Fate” on Don Giovanni Records, Crow Bait returns. The band is from New York featuring three guys that you probably know from past and current projects such as Sister Kisser, and Iron Chic. But if you’re checking this out on the basis of the band members’ past and current projects, expecting to hear another “Not Like This” or “Vipers” – two very good records for the record – prepare to be left scratching your head. Crow Bait, while clearly looking forward, is also clearly trying to create something that resembles the music they grew up on – Goo Goo Dolls, Buffalo Tom, The Replacements, etc. And they do a damn good job. If you’re like me, and you never change the dial when a good 90′s alt-rock song comes on the radio, this record is right up your alley. Art by Marissa of Screaming Females. SPLIT RELEASE WITH DRUNKEN SAILOR RECORDS (UK)!

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Feral Trash – Trashfiction LP song premier

Feral Trash – Trashfiction LP will be out October 26th, but in the meantime, check out a song premier from Exclaim. CA here

Some info about the record:

After releasing their debut 7″ on Dirt Cult over a year ago, it was a given that we’d jump on the opportunity to work with these Moncton, Canada punks again. And did they ever deliver!

I swear there is something about extreme climates – it doesn’t seem too matter if its too hot (see the American southwest) or too cold (see Canada and Norther Europe) – that acts as a petri dish for killer punk rock.

Fronted by Eric Neurotic of Fear of Lipstick (It’s Alive/P Trash Records), Feral Trash plays dark and melodic punk – just the way we like it – for fans of Allvaret, Masshysteri, and The Vicious.

The record will be limited to 300 copies, 100 on color vinyl.

Split release with Mammoth Cave (Canada)

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Canadian Rifle European Tour Dates

CANADIAN RIFLE- Europe Tour Dates 2014!!!!
Canadian Rifle
17.09.14 DE- Nürnberg, K4
18.09.14 DE- Berlin, Schokoladen w/ The Sky We Scrape
19.09.14 DE- Potsdam, Black Fleck
20.09.14 DE- Hamburg, Størte
21.09.14 DE- Flensburg, Luftschlossfabrik
22.09.14 DE-
23.09.14 DE- Aalborg, 1000 Fryd
24.09.14 DE- Bremen, Sielwallhaus
25.09.14 BE- Ghent, Indiebar w/ Auxes
26.09.14 FR- Tours, Le Bar à Mines
27.09.14 FR- Montaigu, Ainu Fest
28.09.14 FR-
29.09.14 DE- Gießen, AK44 w/ Zig Zags
30.09.14 DE- Gießen, AK44 w/ Black Love
01.10.14 DE- Freiburg, Slow Club
02.10.14 DE- Tübingen, Epplehaus w/ Gas Rag, Bad Visions, Catholic Guilt
03.10.14 DE- München, Kafe Marat
04.10.14 DE-
05.10.14 CZ- Varnsdorf, Klub Rozkrok
06.10.14 DE- Leipzig, Zoro
07.10.14 CZ- Pilsen, Papirna
08.10.14 CZ- Olomouc, SF Miniramp
09.10.14 AT- Vienna, Fluc
10.10.14 SK- Žilina, Bullwar Bar
11.10.14 CZ- Brno, Vegalita
12.10.14 CZ- Prague, 007 w/ Total Heels

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Baby Ghosts – Maybe Ghosts LP preorder

This record will be out by mid-August, but we’re going to go ahead and put it up for preorder.

Jangly, quirky, dreamy, and lo-fi punk from Provo, UT. I suppose you’d call it “indie” if that label meant anything at all anymore. Maybe Ghosts is filled to the brim with reverb soaked male/female vocal harmonies, minor chords, and a few swirling guitars here and there. This release brings to mind some of my favorite early Lookout releases from the likes of Cub and Go Sailor, but while these songs come across as sugary and sweet they start to reveal a darker edge with repeated listens. Come to think of it, the cover art really says it all – “hey that’s a really cute kitty…holy shit! That kitty is wearing corpse paint!”

On three different colors of vinyl – black (300), red (100), and blue (100). Comes with a download code.

Split release between LOST CAT, DIRT CULT, HIP KID, DRUNKEN SAILOR (UK), & WATERSLIDE (Japan) records.

Stream it from punknews here

Stream/purchase it on our bandcamp page here

Buy a physical copy here


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Blank Pages US tour

Blank Pages are coming over from Germany in August to play some shows up and down the west coast (as well as dips into Mexico and Canada). They’ll have copies of their S/T LP we just rereleased. Don’t miss them!

See the dates below.

FRI 1.Seattle @ victory lounge
SAT 2. Portland @ tba
SUN 3. help needed
MON 4. Nevada city @ the national hotel
TUE 5.San francisco @ the knockout
WED 6. Goleta @ hard to find club
THU 7. Los Angeles @ the redwood
FRI 8. San diego @ til-two club
SAT 9. Tijuana @ la tigre bar
SUN 10. Phoenix @ the trunk space
MON 11. Las cruces @ trainyard
TUE 12. Tucson @ district tavern
WED 13. Flagstaff @ the hive
THU 14. Los Angeles @ tba
FRI 15. Oakland @tba
SAT 16. help needed
SUN 17. Portland @ the know
MON 18. Seattle @ fbk
TUE 19. Vancouver @ tba

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A ton of preorders up now!

I don’t think we’ve ever had as many records hit all at the same time as we do for June 2014! So we’ve decided to put all our new records up for preorder. This will all be shipping in the coming weeks:

Autonomy/No Sir I Won’t – Split 12″

Lost Split 12″ LP recovered from the vaults by Dead Broke & Dirt Cult. Autonomy is originated from Carbondale, IL. and play a Crass-inspired brand of dark and melodic anarcho-crust punk. No Sir, I Won’t are from Boston (members of Brain Killer, Awful Man, etc.) and give that Conflict-style assaulting peace punk. Oi.

Color vinyl available here

Black vinyl available here

Needles//Pins – Shamebirds LP

Airtight power pop from Vancouver, Canada for fans of Steve Adamyk Band, Sonic Avenues, Gentleman Jesse as well as classic Canadian power pop bands like Teenage Head and Pointed Sticks. But this stuff isn’t just a carbon copy. Needles//Pins have a sound all of their own.

Order color vinyl here

Order black vinyl here

Blank Pages – S/T LP

Berlin’s Blank Pages released one of the of the best records on the 2013 on Hardware Records out of Germany and Dirt Cult is rereleasing it for their upcoming US tour. Amazing dark and melodic punk for fans of The Fall and The Wipers, as well as contemporaries such as Red Dons/The Observers.

Order here

Fur Coats – The League of Extraordinary Octopuses LP

Awesome power pop from Marc Ruvolo (Johan’s Face Records, No Empathy, The Traitors, Das Kapital), Davey Houley (Das Kapital), and Devon Kay (Direct Hit!, Devon Kay and the Sollutions).

Order here

Apocalypse Meow! – Baseball and Alcohol 7″

Another killer melodic punk band from Minneapolis! Apocalypse Meow! features Justin Francis from Off With Their Heads as well as John and Jub from Sundowners playing catchy and clever songs about, well, just look at the title of the record. The download features a Rivethead cover that won’t be available on the 7″.

Order color and/or black vinyl here

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Allvaret – Tänk på döden LP out now!

Originally released on Erste Theke Tonträger in Germany, this is the US press (complete with new art) for the band’s US tour. 330 pressed on black (along with 75 test pressings that were available – and quickly sold out – on their US tour).
Swedish outfit Allvaret emerged from a fertile musical background to deliver some totally off the hook KBD punk with tunes that will stick in your head after just one spin. The guitar sounds so Scandinavian – Masshysteri and The Vicious say Hello. The driving rhythm section, with the harmonic drum and bass parts, reminds of some kind of early UK street punk, without sounding stupidly Oi! But the most important part is the awesome voice of Sushila, with perfectly matching Swedish lyrics to top things off and emphasize the band’s own character. Members of Vånna Inget.
Comes with a download code

Stream it here

Buy it here

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Unwelcome Guests – Wavering LP

Mixing the raw energy and heartfelt lyrics in the vein of Husker Du and catchy vocal melodies that are akin to those found on a Springsteen album, The Unwelcome Guests rock through songs leaving the listeners begging for more and the songs are sung with heartfelt conviction. From the poppy drunken sing-along style, to the slow heartbreak songs, to the country tinged mid-paced rockers. 500 on black with download code.

Get it here

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So Many Tours!

So the Dirt Cult Show in Austin on March 15th (https://www.facebook.com/events/563740770361970/?fref=ts) means a bunch of bands are hitting the road in the coming weeks:


CHICAGO Saturday March 8th w/ Fur Coats,Days Off at The Township. early show 6p.m.

MILWAUKEE Sunday March 9th  at Bremen Cafe and it’s FREE

MINNEAPOLIS Monday March 10th  w/ Nato Coles &TBDB, Diver Dress at Memory Lanes https://www.facebook.com/events/1412553392327041/

KANSAS CITY Tuesday March 11th  HOUSE SHOW! at The Pointless Forest

COLUMBIA, MO Wednesday March 12th Columbia,MO w/Chad Christ and Paper Ceilings at Cafe Berlin https://www.facebook.com/events/601176723301643/?previousaction=join&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

LITTLE ROCK Thursday March 13th at The Hollow House

FT WORTH Friday March 14th w/ Daylight Robbery, Litigators at 1919 Hemphill

AUSTIN Saturday March 15th  DIRT CULT RECORDS SHOWCASE @THE GRAND w/Daylight Robbery, Canadian Rifle, Fur Coats, Brain Attack, The Distressers, Muhammahdli

SUNDOWNERS without Unwelcome Guests
OKLAHOMA CITY Sunday March 16th @ TBA

UNWELCOME GUESTS without Sundowners
3/17 –Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo’s w/ Tuff Tits, Citizens for the Neutron Bomb
3/18 – Bloomington, IN @ Club Cool w/ The Minor Kind, Bethy Squires: Party Witch, Watership Down
3/19 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar w/ Emily and the Complexes, Church Camp

03/11-St. Louis @ Lemmon’s
03/12-Tulsa @ The Sound Pony
03/13-OKC @ TBA
03/14-Ft Worth @ 1919 Hemp Hill w/ Daylight Robbery, Unwelcome guests,
03/15-Austin @ The Grand, DirtCult Records showcase w/ Daylight Robbery, Sundowners, Unwelcome Guests, Fur Coats, Disstressors, Muhammahadali, Brain Attack
03/16-Las Cruces @ The Trainyard w/Atlantic Thrills, Man Hands, Lie
03/17- Tempe @ 51 West
03/18- San Diego @ The Tower Bar w/Rebels and Traitors, and squarecrow
03/19- Pomona @ VLHS w/ Nervosas and White Murder
03/21-Berkeley @ Gilman St w/ The FLeshies, Iron Chic, Great Apes, Jabber
03/22-San Francisco @ Thee Parkside w/Great Apes, Hard Girls, and Acid Fast
03/23-Trip out and look at trees
03/24-Portland @ The Know w/ The Stops
03/25-Longview, WA @ The Chinese Garden w/ The Abolitionist
03/26-Seattle @ The Kraken w/Random Orbits and The Loss and Iron Chic
03/27-Victoria, B.C @ The Rat Shack w/ Cancers
03/28- Vancouver @ ALf House w/ Cancers
03/29-Calgary @ Tubby Dog w/ Cancers
03/31-Winnipeg @285 Lipton w/ Cancers
04/01- Minneapolis @ Hexagon w Deep Cuts, Babequest, Brain Caves

Mar 08 @ Township (Chicago, IL)
Mar 13 @ Lost Cross  (Carbondale, IL)
Mar 14 @ Low Key Arts (Hot Springs, AR)
March 15 @ The Grand (Austin, TX)

3/8 – Houston, TX @ Walters w/ Iron Chic, Muhammadali, Something Fierce
3/9 – Ft Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ Iron Chic, Stymie, Half Truths
3/10 – San Antonio, TX @ Trends Die House w/ Iron Chic, Ex-Boyfriends, The Discretions
3/11 – Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard w/ Iron Chic, Divers, Scorsese
3/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks w/ Iron Chic, Stabbed in Back, The Ill Motion
3/13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Cottage House w/ Iron Chic
3/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Taproom w/ Iron Chic, Rumspringer, Lenguas Largas

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